Ordering an Additional Handbook 1

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Ordering an Additional Handbook 1

Postby AndrewScivally » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:39 pm

Anyone know how to order an additional (paperback) Handbook 1?

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Postby aebrown » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:17 pm

AndrewScivally wrote:Anyone know how to order an additional (paperback) Handbook 1?


It's not easy, since the Church is very careful about distributing Handbook 1. The bishop or stake president needs to call Distribution Services and make a really good argument. If the request is for an additional Handbook 1 beyond the official allocation that was sent out last year, the request will most likely be denied -- the official allocation is almost always deemed to be adequate. If somehow one of the books was inadvertently destroyed (e.g., the second counselor's house burned down), you'll probably get a new one.
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Postby mfmohlma » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:53 am

Just another thought: I honestly haven't cracked open the physical copy that we share as clerks for a while. I've found it's much easier to randomly access and search it from the leader portal at http://lds.org/leader. It's under Resources -> Church Handbooks.

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Postby dannykos » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:15 am

It would be even better if it could come down on the Gospel Library app - as it now has the facility to query LDS Account credentials for bookmarking etc.

Searching the handbooks portably online on anything other than an iPad is pretty rubbish

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Postby johnshaw » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:31 pm

I would even like to see the store.lds.org implement an order process for Book1 - limit it to Stake Presidents through LDS Account... but the current process is pretty cumbersome.

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Postby mfmohlma » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:44 pm

JohnShaw wrote:I would even like to see the store.lds.org implement an order process for Book1 - limit it to Stake Presidents through LDS Account... but the current process is pretty cumbersome.


Well, if we can't even get food order forms from store.lds.org, I highly doubt we'll be able to get the Handbook there.

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Postby crislapi » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:41 am

Only the stake president can order Handbook 1.

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Postby jdlessley » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:50 pm

crislapi wrote:Only the stake president can order Handbook 1.
The reference for this is what? Is it stated in Handbook1? I don't have one in front of me to check.
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Postby crislapi » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:11 pm

jdlessley wrote:The reference for this is what? Is it stated in Handbook1? I don't have one in front of me to check.

No reference (despite our best wishes, not every procedure is documented), just experience. Called the DC as the stake clerk to try to order one recently to replace one that was lost and was informed that only the SP can order them. He called and ordered one with no problem.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:42 pm

crislapi wrote:No reference (despite our best wishes, not every procedure is documented), just experience. Called the DC as the stake clerk to try to order one recently to replace one that was lost and was informed that only the SP can order them. He called and ordered one with no problem.


Were you trying to replace one for the stake, or for a ward? It's my understanding that only the stake president can call to replace one of the stake's copies, but a bishop can call to replace one of his ward's copies. And no, I don't have any official reference, but I don't believe there is an official reference for this particular policy.
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